NADMA denied allegation that MAF not allowed to operate in flood areas

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KUALA LUMPUR DEC.21: The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) has rubbished the allegation made by an irresponsible party saying that it did not allow the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) to execute the safety operations on the ground.

Director General of NADMA, Datuk Dr. Aminuddin Hassim said, the disaster management concept is based on “Whole of Government Approach” and “Whole of Society Approach”.

“All parties have roles to play to ensure the well-being of the people in the country. NADMA is always prepared to receive information about disaster, management assistance and disaster operations.

“NADMA is now ready to coordinate the early recovery phase of the disaster such as cleaning including the debris management, early damage estimation and small repairs,” Dr. Aminuddin said in a statement here today.

He added the Federal Government via the Central Disaster Management Committee (JPBP) that is aligned with NADMA is always cooperating with the state and district disaster management committee to ensure the disaster management is well coordinated to protect the social-being of the people.

On another development, the Chief of Defence Forces, General Tan Sri Affendi Buang (TUDM) said, this is not the time for any party to find faults to the extent it could disturb and affect any rescue effort and to transfer those affected by the disaster.

Affendi added, what is most important is the strong cooperation between one another by putting the flood victim’s safety as a priority. Any effort implemented is based on the “Whole of Government Approach” to ensure every agency involved that is coordinated by NADMA could play the role together and effectively.

“Any weakness in the flood management aspect is the role of every agency to find ways to solve and improve the implementation of future operations. I would like to stress that MAF is always committed to implement the secondary function especially in helping the local authorities that is coordinated by NADMA in saving the victims that have been affected by the flood especially in the effort to transfer them to safer areas,” he said in a statement today.-Malaysia World News


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